Susannah and Pdave's DC Townhouse
"Working with the Ashleys was such a fun and relaxed way to spend a Saturday morning. I loved seeing their styling process and seeing how beautiful shelves come together. I am just sitting on my couch now and admiring the calm, beautiful place for my plants. I can't wait to do work surrounded by my favorited things."
-Susannah Larson, Whole Enchilada E-Styling Clients, Washington, DC
Alicia's Midtown Bungalow
"When I walked into the Retro Den, I connected right away. What did I connect with? The happiness. The ease. The light. The playful mix of color and texture and shape, which on second glance showed a keen design intelligence. These were the things my home was missing, and try as I might I couldn't achieve them on my own. I thought, if they can do it in the shop, why not ask if they can help me do it in my house? I asked, they said yes, and thus began a relationship that has been a total delight–and a profound shift in the way I think about my family's living spaces. The Ashleys made respect and empowerment the cornerstones of the process from the get-go: they were here to help, not to tell me what to do. And their help? Is actually helpful. Strategies, baby steps, homework (with suggested deadlines), inspiration photos, new ways to work with old belongings, and so much more. Tools I can actually use, and that I now incorporate into my own decision-making processes. Never a demand, never a hard sell or an out-of-reach ideal. They really listen. After 13 years of living in this house, it is finally functional and lovely for me and my family, because of the happy, easy, light, playful, keenly intelligent way the women of the Retro Den showed up."
-Alicia Chesser, Whole Enchilada Styling Client, Tulsa, OK
Jessica's downtown bungalow
First, we took a tour of my house. I loved this house when I first toured it, and still do, but there’s something about being reminded why you fell in love with something in the first place, especially after its flaws start to come through. They brought so much appreciation for my own home back to me, and I’m going to hold onto that forever. [Read about her full home styling experience here.]
-Jessica Sprenkel, Mini-Session Styling Client, Tulsa, OK
Anne's Ranch House
"Thank you for not telling me that all my stuff is crap and that I should get rid of it all and come shopping. I didn't think you would do that, but one never knows...You all really showed the joy you find in making people happy in the home. Thank you for giving me permission to embrace my crazy plant lady-ness."
-Anne Brockman, Mini-Session Styling Client, Tulsa, OK
See the before and after.